Growing Chinese Evergreen Plants in Water

Shirley Bovshow shows us how to grow Chinese Evergreen plants which are easy to care for and clean the air.
  • Select a healthy stem that is at least 6 inches tall and cut just below a node. A node is a bump on a plant stem where leaves emerge.

  • Remove any lower leaves on the stem before placing in a vase

  • Fill the vase with water so that the water reaches to cover just the bottom of the stem. Do not submerge the whole stem in water or it will rot.

  • Place the cutting in a medium light spot with no direct sunlight. Temperatures should be between 60 and 80°.

  • Change the water every two days to refresh the o then exchange. Old stagnant water does not conduct oxygen which the plant needs to grow roots.

  • Roots will start to emerge within a week to two weeks.

  • Leave your rooted cuttings in water in definitely. Although your cuttings have roots and are technically able to be planted in soil, they will be healthier and more vigorous as a water plant.

  • Decorate your home with Chinese evergreen plants, tucking in colorful vases filled with rooted cuttings of this amazing plant.

  • Once a month, fertilize with a liquid house plant fertilizer. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer label.

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